Thursday, August 14, 2014

this weariness

the legacy of slavery in these united states 
is a formidable samskara to clear
but it can be done 
because 
truth 
just 
is.
"What were the protesters in Ferguson actually protesting on Sunday night? ...they were protesting the very disposability of the Black Body. The disposition of ‘ontological death’, meaning what constitutes a ‘full person’ (by any interpretation) is not recognized in the black population of America by the prevailing social institutions. So little significance does the Black Body hold that the media would rather talk about broken windows and burned out corner stores than the death of a living, breathing, human being...
...It must be contextualized in a long and ongoing lineage of violence against the Black Body..."
--from Justice for Mike Brown via A SWIMMER IN THE OCEAN

Monday, July 28, 2014

bee dancer : bee queen


give bees a chance

digging bliss is a garden blog i check out regularly by garden lady angela pratt. angela lives in the sacred city, and once upon a time i too kept a garden in sunset climate zone 8 (i've spent the last year digging around in sunset climate zone 20 with pretty good results). anyhow, dear reader, am sharing some rather important info by way of angela about the bees and a wonderful artist named nora wildgen! nora is helping the bees and she is helping us help the bees as well. mosey on over beeswell.org to learn more.
www.beeswell.org

Bee Swell recommends avoiding:

Thursday, May 15, 2014

yes we have no aloha

if good fences make good neighbors...


Have you ever met someone with an aloha deficit who wants to move to Hawaii? Might I introduce you to my neighbor No-loha?

No-loha has never said hello over the fence, even though we can see each other over the fence, both front yard and back. Well, now actually we only see each other over the fence in the front yard because the clumping black Buddha bamboo planted last year along the wall in the backyard has reached epic proportions.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

or so says joseph strauss



The Redwoods
by Joseph Strauss


 


Here, sown by the Creator's hand.
In serried ranks, the Redwoods stand:
No other clime is honored so,
No other lands their glory know.

The greatest of Earth's living forms,
Tall conquerors that laugh at storms;
Their challenge still unanswered rings,
Through fifty centuries of kings.

growing is forever : a poem by kallie markle

Monday, April 07, 2014

a word to you from gary snyder

http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/41


For The Children
by Gary Snyder




The rising hills, the slopes,
of statistics
lie before us.
the steep climb
of everything, going up,
up, as we all
go down.

In the next century
or the one beyond that,
they say,
are valleys, pastures,
we can meet there in peace
if we make it.

To climb these coming crests
one word to you, to
you and your children:

stay together
learn the flowers
go light

Sunday, March 30, 2014

poop spelled backwards is still poop.


The stretch of sidewalk that wraps itself around my home has been littered with an ever-impressive array of poop. Some are nicely mounded and easy to retrieve. Still, some poops suggest that an owner dragged his or her leashed best friend down the street mid-action: a trail of turds, like a charming line of Hershey’s kisses delicately dropped in a row.

Dog poo can be a useful gopher deterrent, but basically I think we can all agree that poo stinks.

Perhaps there is a heavy magnetic field on this particular street, and dogs feel energetically compelled to release here; that’s cool. Just be a good neighbor and pick it up. Poo karma is like gum karma. If you spit out your gum in a place where people are likely to step on it, you will likely step in gum yourself. If you leave poo where people are likely to step on it, new poo will find you.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

garden hoes got to stick together

if you like to garden and you're down with hoes, consider getting this charming little t-shirt from you grow girl. it never fails to lift my spirits and make someone else laugh as well.